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SOAR

SOAR Profile Archive

SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) is a Moravian College program which provides stipends, travel allowances, and research expenses to support students, in any discipline, who are engaged in scholarly or creative activity with faculty members. Since scholarship takes different forms in different disciplines, SOAR is designed to be as general and inclusive as possible.

2014 SOAR Students

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VICTORIA ALUPKE '17

Project Title: Teams, Tones, and Tensions
Project Mentor(s): Dr. Debra Wetcher-Hendricks and Dean Christopher Hunt

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SHANNON BENSETLER '15

Project Title: The Impact of Land Preservation on Water Quality in the Lehigh River Watershed
Project Mentor: Dr. Frank Kuserk

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WILLIAM CHRISTMAN '16

Project Title: Honor and Masculinity: The Experiences of German Soldiers during the First World War and the Emergence of Right-Wing Radicalism, 1914-1923
Project Mentor: Dr. Heikki Lempa

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DAVID GASPER '16

Project Title: The American Civil War and the Lehigh Valley: A study and analysis of Primary Sources
Project Mentor: Dr. James Paxton

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ADAM GHOWERI '15

Project Title: Intranasal Administration of DNSP-11 in a Chronic 6-
Project Mentor: Dr. Cecilia M. Fox

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DYLAN GRUBB '16

Project Title: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Project Mentor(s): Dr. Daniel Jasper and Dr. Kelly Denton Borhaug

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COLLEEN HAIT '15

Project Title: Sculpting in Our Community: Working Three-Dimensionally with Elementary School Children
Project Mentor: Dr. Kristin Baxter

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HUY QUOC HUYNH '15

Project Title: The Economic Development of Vietnam from International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Perspective.
Project Mentor: Dr. James P. West

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CAITLIN HYLAND '15

Project Title: Creating a Model for the Neurological Disease PCCA 2, in Drosophila melanogaster
Project Mentor: Dr. Christopher Jones

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ABBY JEFFRIES '17

Project Title: Sculpting Peace in Our Community: Working Three-Dimensionally with Elementary School Children Through a Summer Art Camp Curriculum
Project Mentor: Dr. Kristin Baxter

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ALEJANDRA KAPLAN '16

Project Title: The Impact of Land Preservation on Water Quality in the Lehigh River Watershed
Project Mentor: Dr. Frank Kuserk

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COLTON KRIAL '15

Project Title: The Politics of Place and the Freeing of Political Discussion: The Scarcity of Public Space and the Searching for Political Discourse in Bethlehem, PA
Project Mentor: Dr. Khristina Haddad

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ELIZABETH MACK '15

Project Title: Kinematics of Prey Capture and Swallowing in Sand Boas: Balancing Conflicting Functional Demands
Project Mentor: Dr. Frances Irish

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MICHAEL MCANDREW '14

Project Title: Creating a complete edition of Hasse’s La Spartana Generosa
Project Mentor(s): Dr. Hilde Binford, assisted by Mr. David Boothoyd

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LAURA MCBRIDE '16

Project Title: Creation of an Annotated Bibliography of the Kittatinny Ridge in Pennsylvania as a Tool for Developing Conservation and Research Priorities
Project Mentor: Dr. Diane Husic

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CHRISTOPHER OSSONT '15

Project Title: The Role of Action Research in Reclaiming Teachers' Professional Lives in an Era of International Accountability
Project Mentor: Dr. Joe Shosh

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KAYLA POOLE '14

Project Title: Executive Function in Relation to Reading Outcomes in School Age Students
Project Mentor: Dr. Jean Desjardin

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KERRY REIDER '16

Project Title: Kittatinny Ridge ecological monitoring project
Project Mentor: Dr. Diane Husic

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BRIANNE SCHOOLCRAFT '15

Project Title: The Role of Action Research in Reclaiming Teachers’ Professional Lives in an Era of International Accountability
Project Mentor: Dr. Joe Shosh

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GHAZAL STITY '15

Project Title: Characterization of a novel bang-sensitive in Drosophila melanogaster
Project Mentor: Dr. Christopher Jones

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LEAH TRIBER '15

Project Title: The Politics of Place and the Freeing of Political Discussion: The Scarcity of Public Space and the Searching for Political Discourse in Bethlehem, PA
Project Mentor: Dr. Khristina Haddad